13 Jan : National scientists and foreign experts on Quantum Physics are in Mumbai in greater interaction to understand the fundamental science which has several future practical applications.
Eighth in the series and first time in India, the four-day International conference on ‘Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics’ began in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The scientists will be discussing the newly evolved energy phenomenon using Parity (reflection in space) and Time (PT) to understand several dynamic situations in nature, said R K Chowdhury, Head, Nuclear Physics Division, BARC.
This PT can be applied in a variety of systems, including biological system and condensed physics and solve many theoretical problems, he said.
"In fact, physical contents, when converted into mathematical formulations, will be useful and important for various applications like population biology, quantum computing and vortex problems in superconductors," he said.
Senior physicist Michael V Berry from University of Bristol, England, was the special guest.
Among the 25 scientists from abroad, special mention has to be made of the scientist Carl M Bender who was the first one to introduce the PT in the year 1997-98.
Around 150 Indian scientists across the country are attending the conference.
Chowdury also said that recently BARC has built superconducting Linear Accelerator which is coupled to the Accelerator Pelletron located at TIFR to increase the energy two times.
BARC has also built a Tandem Accelerators to get higher energy to work on metal sciences, biology and material characteristics, he added.